Online single submission licensing system launched in Indonesia

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution finally launched on Monday the Online Single Submission (OSS), a web-based business licensing system intended to cut the red tape involved in obtaining business permits.

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution finally launched on Mondaythe Online Single Submission (OSS),a web-based business licensing system intendedto cut the red tapeinvolved in obtaining business permits.  “The operation of the OSS will effectively start throughout Indonesia and isaccessible anytime and anywhere,” he said duringthe launchevent in Jakarta on Monday, adding that Investors could still arrangebusiness licenses by visiting One-Stop Integrated Service (PTSP) outletsavailable throughout Indonesia.  Darmin emphasized that the Office of Coordinating Economic Ministry had assumed the role of operator of the OSS until the Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM) was ready to take over, with the preparationsestimated to takearound six months.  He added that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would take a look at the OSS system “in a few days” to formally launch the service.  However, Darmin said theOSS system would not beable to provide businesspermits for companies in the financial and mining sectors, as the licensing procedureswere still under the authority of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry for the mining sector andBank Indonesia and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) for thefinancing sector.  Darmin said the two sectors’ exclusion was because of“differences in the logics of the licensing procedures.”  Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong said the launchof the OSS reflected the government’s commitment to “once and for all” synchronizethe various licensing permits throughout the archipelago.  He reiterated that the BKPM would support the Office of the Coordinating Economic Ministerin the implementation of Government Regulation (PP) 24/2018, which is the legal basis of the OSS as a single gateway for licenseprocessing in the country.  

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